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THB CUBANS WANT TO GOV
ASKS FOR AUTONOMY
Salvador da CIsnaroa Patltlona
Praaldant MoKlnlay to Caaaa
Intarvantlor In Cuba.
New York. Special.) Salvador de
Clsneros of Cuba has handed a petition
to President McKinley in which he says
the time has come for the Intervention
of the United States in Cuba to cease;
that the government of the United
8'a.tes must leave the Cubans to enjoy
fully their sovereignty and absolute in
dependence by withdrawing from Cuba
all the American troops.
The petition refers to the feeling of
distrust on the part of the Cubans, con
sequent on the tardiness of fulfillment
of the promise contained In the Joint
"While the majority of the Cuban
people," the petition continues, "do not
place any credence In the alarming re
ports transmitted by cable from Wash
ington during the recent visit of Gen
eral Wood to that capital relating to
the Intention of the Intervening gov
etnment In Its relation to the Cuban
people, I cannot fail to admit, however,
that these reports cause many misgiv
ings In the hearts of some of the Cu
bans." The president's decree is freely and
candidly criticised. Senor Clsneros
"Considering It the most Important, as
well as the most delicate, I have left
for the last the discussion of that part
of the decree which says: 'To frame and
adopt a constitution for the people of
Cuba, and, as a part thereof, to provide
for and agree with the government of
the United States upon the relations to
exist between that government and the
government of Cuba. I consider this
unnecessary and in contradiction of
the idea of sovereignty and Independ
ence, and Including a proposition which
It is distasteful to a people who have
honor and dignity to discuss or to en
The petition concludes with assuring
the people of the United States of the
Kratltude and friendship of the Cubans,
Senor Clsneros personally handed the
petition to President McKinley last Sat.
urday. The president promised to read
It carefully and send Clsneros an an
jwer in Cuba. ,
Clsneros will return to Cuba the lat
ter part of the week.
ASICS CUBANS TO BE FIRM.
Comez Sounds Note of Warning
to the Cubans.
Havana. (Special.) General Maximo
Gomez publishes a letter In La Lucha
regarding the electl th of delegates to
the forthcoming constitutional conven
tion, which he asks all the papers of
the Islands to print
It Is addressed to the old soldiers of
the revolutions of 1SS8 and 1895, Gen
eral Gomez says In part:
"Ideas must not be confounded with
principles. Honor demands that princi
ples should be saved, even at the cost
of life. The convention should consist
of genuine revolutionists, and It will so
consist, unless the people, flattered by
fine words, allow what they have con
quered to be taken away from them.
"Nobody should be allowed to enter
the convention who formerly 'defamed
the revolutions unless Cubans wish to
outrage honor and sacred duty.
"The enemy Is working hard; but let
Cubans remember that those who op
posed the revolution cannot be accepted
at the last moment. Manry rich and In
tellectual persons have shown opposi
tion to the revolution. Ail these should
be left out. Patriotism has the right
to choose the most worthy not the
most wise until the republic is estab
lished. "Although all parties may be out
wardly harmonious, still old scores will
not be forgotten. Therefore, let the
Spaniards stand aside until all can
'nter equal through the gates of the
MAKING HARD FIGHT FOB BRYAN.
Extra Effort Are Belnu Made For
Success In South Dakota.
Sioux City, la. (Special.) In an in
terview here today Senator Pettlgrew
of South Dakota, enroute to Chicago,
declared that every effort would be
made In his state to carry It for Dry
an. "I would certainly prefer," he de
clared, "that my own campaign f ir
United Slates senator would fall, rather
than see South Dakota's electoral vote
go for William McKinley. We are
fighting for the Issues at stake and not
for personal preferment."
Pettlgrew Is being made the special
object of a bitter fight in South Da
kota, but he professed not to be worried
about It. "I know there Is a special
tight on me," he said, "but money will
rut no figure, except that It will enable
the opposition to get Its vote out on
election day. Our people are thoroughly
aroused, while the republicans are
apathetic. People can't be aroused over
a nonenlty like McKinley, who does the
business of his administration either
through commissions or Mark llanna."
A Swedish ftlemsn, who describes
blmseir as an expert trombone player,
"U years young and of loving charac
ter." applied to the municipal authori
ties nf Chicago for a wife whose sole
auallflcatlon Is the possession of flOO,
100. . -
STircsa trail at szm
Ha Talka of Independence end
Protection of Homes,
Sedalla, Mo. (Special.) The demo
cratic campaign In Missouri was opened
here today in the presence of nearly
40,000 people. A parade through the
street of clubs from different points In
the state was followed by speechmak
Ing. The principal addresses were made
by Adlal E. Stevenson, the vloe-presl-
dential candidate, and A. M. Duckery,
democratic" candidate for governor of
Missouri. Mr. Dockery received the
greater share of applause as the party
ascended the platform, but the vice
presidential candidate came In for no
small share of attention.
Mr. Stevenson's speech was devoted
almost entirely to the question of Im
perialism. He referred to the lioers as
"our allies in a foreign country." Im
perialism, he said, had been sacredly
made the paramount issue in the demo
cratic platform, and, he added, "the
success of the Imperialistic policy fore
shadows the empire. Shall the Amer
ican people change the course that has
brought us prosperity and happiness
for many years to a policy against
which history Is filled with warnings In
the wrecks of empires?" Mr. Steven
"The democratic party stands pledged
to an unceasing warfare against pri
vate monopoly In every form. Our plat
form favors the creation of a depart
ment of labor whose chief officers shall
take rank with other constitutional ad
visers of the president. That Is in the
interest of Justice, and will prove an
Important step looking to the proper
recognition and encouragement of the
producers of wealth. .For the protection
of home labor it demands the enforce
ment of the Chinese exclusion act. In
the Interest of an enlarged commerce It
favors the immediate construction of
the Nicaragua canal."
NEVADA SILVER MEN ARE ANGRY.
Stewart Is Denounce for Going
Over to McKinley,
Carson, Nev. (Special.) The news of
the flop of Stewart to McKinley from
Bryan created a sensation in politics.
Interviews with politicians In the cap
itol building brought out the follow
ing: Massay of the Supreme Rench: "It
doesn't surprise or disappoint me. He
went over to the enemy when he voted
with Jones on the Porto Rico tariff
bill, and has been a McKinley man ever
Surveyor General Kelly: "I regret
ever having supported such a man, and
want to have someone kick me every
time I think of it. Still It doesn't sur
prise me. He has been trimming for
some months, and I guess he Is through
with this state and will return to Cal
ifornia, where he came from. It Is an
insult to every Bryan man In Nevada.
I guess Jones will go next."
Controller Davis, publisher of the Ap
peal, said his paper would blister Stew
art In the morning. Davis has been a
champion and apologist for Stewart for
many years, and the Appeal has alwayi
been recognized as his organ. The bII
ver men will no doubt, when the state
convention meets, pass scathing resolu
tions denouncing Stewart for his treach.
BRYAN SPEAKS AT WAHOO.
Huge Crowds Gather to Hear Him
Wahoo. Neb. (Special.) Seldom has
It been the privilege of a Saunders
county audience to listen to so many
brilliant speeches In one day as have
occurred In this city today. With only
five days' notice and a terrific storm
at noon today, there gathered about 3,000
people to hear Mr. Bryan. The speak
ing was opened at 1:30 this afternoon by
Senator Allen, who reviewed the des
picable policy of the present adminis
tration, beginning with the causes which
bruUKht about the Spanish war.
At 2:45 p. m. Mr. Hryan arrived over
the Elkhorn from Lincoln, .lie was es
corted to the court house park, where
a great audience awaited him. He spoke
for an hour and a quarter, touching on
all the live political issues of the day.
He reviewed the wobbling, halting and
changing policy of the administration
during the lust four years In a way that
was highly appreciated by the big audi,
POINTERS FROM McKINLEY.
Roosevelt Gets His Instructions
How to Act on His Tour,
Washington, D. C (Special.)-Governor
Roosevelt left for New Yorl this
morning on the 10 o'clock train. Vlii;n
asked for Information as to his visit,
the governor slated that he came espe
cially to see the president, desiring to
talk over matters concerning the cam
paign, also regarding his Itinerary.
To the preps Governor Roosevelt dis
cussed various campaign policies, to
gether with the feature of the letters
of acceptance which soon are to be
It Is the desire of Governor Roosevelt,
as a vice presidential candidate, to have
his utterances during the coining west
ern tour thoroughly In nccord with the
views of the presidential candidate, and
he also desires to give expression to and
make features of the issues which tht
president deems most Important.
The real humanitarian has appenred
with his offer of a war device. It is a
concoction for putting armies to sleep.
It Is t be fired In shells of any size.
The shell explodes, but does not kill. It
Is of a material that will do little
damage with Its ylng pieces, but, ex
ploding, It releases a powerful soporific,
which perforce will compel the enemy
to surrender to sleep.
FARM NEWS NOTES.
The man who has to farm for a living
cannot afford to make many experi
ments, for It costs money and time to
do so. But If he is not satisfied with
his system of farming an occasional ex
periment may be a big help to him,
showing htm how to remedy some de
fect or supply some need that in hhi
former system was missing. Those who
have dabbled In crimson clover, rape,
soy beans, cow peas, brome grass, al
falfa, and other crops new to them,
during the past few years, have learned
some valuable lessons, but they have
not scored as many successes as they
anticipated. Many are ready to report
success with one or more of these;
others have failed; others had no need
to try them In the first place, and
though measurably successful find no
decided advantage in them. It is al
ways well to remember that new things
In this line are usually for those who
are not satisfied or succsssful with the
old. The man who can raise the present
staple crops successfully In a rotation
that maintains the fertility of his land
need not bother with many of the new
ones. He can spend his time and money
to better advantage in studying how to
make the most of his regular crops. It
Is reasonably certain that no crops su
perior to clover, timothy, corn, wheat,
oats, etc., are going to turn up, when
these can be grown in proper and eco
It Is better to take razorbacks and
mprove them than to take some im
proved breed and allow them to degen
erate Into razorbacks.
Give the pigs all they want to eat
and then watch them grow.
You will get good prices for your sur.
plus milk, slops, etc., if you feed It to
good healthy pigs.
A bunch of good hogs ready for the
market now will bring a nice little
bunch of money.
It is none too soon to think about
"hose good comfortable winter quarters
you are (suing to arrange for your swine
A good brood sow may not represent
as much money as a horse, but there
are lots of them that are paying more
profit to their owners than some horses
Would It not be a good scheme to
start the beys now by buying them a
few pure-bred pigs and letting them
start In the breeding business? It may
be starting them In a business career
that will lead the boys on to fame and
fortune. Any of our advertisers of
swine will be glad to help you out In
th work and it need riot take much
cash, either. It will be a good way to
keep the boys on the farm, and you
may be saved the expense of trying to
make a second-class lawyer or doctoi
You can afford to feed your corn tc
the hogs at the comparative prices il
you feed It to growing hogs.
The man who cannot enjoy the music
of a good satisfied grunt in the pig
pen cannot make money out of the
As a rule farmers need no advice
iboiit giving poultry exercise, since In
most cases they usually have the, run
of the ciitlic farm upon which they ar
kept. A great many fowls are kept on
farms, however, that do not have as
much exercise as they should have.
They are turned loose, they go to the
granary or crib, fill themselves up, get
In the shade or out of the wind, as the
case may be, until they feel hunger
coming on again, and then they return
to the feast. Fowls managed In this
manner do not get sufficient exercise.
Roth large and small breeds are benefit
ed by exercise. Asiatics are inclined to
take too little exercise, and will lay on
fat If generously fed, and excessive fat
ness Is sure to lead to disease.
With brooder chicks exercise Is essen
tial. As a rule chicks In brooders are
kept too closely, and are kept from tak
ing as much exercise as they require.
In order to keep them in the best of
health, they should have healthful ex
ercise, without which they will become
diseased and may never reach the fry
ing pan. There really Is more virtue In
exercise than most people believe, and
clnce it Is so cheap there Is no reason
why poultry men should not avail them,
pelves of this boon to the business.
There Is a good deal of di (Terence of
opinion among dairymen as to the
value of skim milk. A Rnat many d;il
rymen rut It at 10 cents per loo pounds;
some put it as high as 15 cents. There
are a good many, careful feeding ex
periments which prove It to be worth,
as a substitute for other feeds and as
a growth maker, from 20 to 40 cents
per hundred. The truth Is that the
value of skim milk depends on Its con
dition when fed, on the kind of animals
It Is fed to, on the supplementary feeds
It Is fed with, and on the skill and care
of the feeder. Under the most favor
able conditions skim milk can probably
be made to net from 30 to 35 cents per
hundred, and Its value as the conditions
become less favorable may sink down
to nothing, or even less than nothing.
For example, skim milk fed cold and
sour might easily produce digestive
troubles that would make It do mors
harm than good.
Michigan has the honor of possessing
among Its citizens two gentlemen of
unique presentment. Mr. Tanner of
Hrlghtsn, In that state, has a beard
eight feet long, while another gentle
man, Mr. Guiles of Ortonvllle, wears a
set of whiskers only one foot shorter.
PACTS AND ttOURBS.
Field rata are esteemed as a table
delicacy In Cuba.
Wooden legs are used by over 1,000,
W0 English-speaking men.
The Sandwich Islanders estimate the
beauty of women by their weight.
About 170,000 umbrellas are left In
London public conveyances every year.
There are more than 40,000 mud cab
ins In Ire!d which contain only a
Ti.ursda'y island, in the Straits of
Torres, exports $500,000 worth of mother-of-pearl
Japanese do not care much for nov
els. Among 27,000 new books printed
last year only 462 were works of fic
tion. Owing te the difference in the average
death rate, it may be said that three
Englishmen live as long as five Rus
sians. Among the 3,405 newspapers printed
in Germany, 68 are In foreign languages
including 39- Polish, 19 Danish and sev
eral French Journals.
In Germany new houses are being
supplied with floors made of compress
ed paper. They are soft to step on,
and having no cracks of any kind har
bor no dust.
In FIJI there is a curious sea worm
which arrives in myriads on the coast
on a certain day. The waters are so
full of them as to resemble vermicelli
soup. After laying their eggs nothing
is left of them but empty skins.
The weights and classes of students
before and after examination hav
been made the subject of recent Inves
tlgation. In high classes, where nat
uraliy the examination was most fell
several pounds were lost, showing ho?
the mental strain was felt. In lowe
:lasses the loss was not so great.
Tobacco was discovered In San Do
m'ingo In 1499; In Yucatan, by tin
Spaniards, In 1520. It was Introducet
into France in 1560 and into Eng!a.n(
What is probably the most venerabh
piece of furniture In existence Is now it
the British Museum. It is the throne ol
Queen Hatsu, who reigned in the Nil
Valley some 1,600 years before Christ.
A German biologist says that the tw
sides of a face are never alike; in twe
cases out of five the eyes are out ol
line; one eye is stronger than the othei
in seven persons out of ten; and the
right ear is generally higher than the
Some of the wooden churches of Nor
way are fully 700 years old, and are
still In an excellent state of preserva
tion. Their timbers have successfully
resisted the frosty and almost Arctic
winters because they have been re
peatedly coated with tar.
CHICAGO NEWS DONT'S.
Don't pick quarrels before they are
Don't owe any person a grudge; pay
as you go.
Don't trust a tamed wolf and recon
ciled enemy too far.
Don't prolong a quarrel; make a fight
of it and then quit.
Don't work too hard in trying to
avoid hard work.
Don't make fun of a fool unless you
ire in the same boat.
Don't Judge a woman's complexion
by the box it comes In.
Don't be afraid to use good advice
for fear of spoiling It.
.Don't think that bright men spend
ill their time reflecting.
Don't forget that man's chief end Is
the one with the head on.
Don't think a national debt Isn't a
blessing to the bankers.
Don't think because an aching tooth
is little that it Isn't nervy.
Don't forget that as instructors, ac
tions are superior to words.
Don't expect to meet self-made man
who Is not proud of his Job.
Don't think because you think you
:an sink that others think so.
Don't attempt to borrow money on
your wheel. It won't stand alone.
Don't get Into the habit of talking
yourself If you are easily bored.
Don't take any stock in the man
whose capital consists of wind.
Don't acquire a reputation for truth
fulness by speaking 111 of yourself.
Don't bother about taking aim If you
want to shoot the chutes of oblivion.
Don't forget that an ounce of silence
s belter tsan a pound of explanation.
Don't think because you can fool
me pe pie that others can't fool you.
Don't think a man appreciates a cy
lone Lecause he is carried away with
Don't hang your head if you are
guilty. Thai's what the sheriff's paid
Don't think love's young dream will
kindle the kitchen fire on a cold morn
ng. Don't provide yourself with a wife
ind expect her to provide you with a
Don't take worry with you on your
travels; you will find It on Up every
where. Don't expect a man to tnke water
whin yqu invite him to have some
thing. Don't blame a dentist for looking
down In the mouth thut's wliat he's
Don't turn over a new leaf unless you
have something sensible to wrle on the
Don't think that In order t be can
did It Is necessary to step on other
Don't refer to a spinster as one of
your oldest customers if you want to
retain hi;r trade.
Don't got the idea Into your head
that with women oa Juries there would
u- fewer disagreements.
Don't attempt to train up your chil
dren In the way they should go unless
you are going that way yourself.
TEE J0ESLYI REUH0I.
"Yes, I have heard of the reunion,
but I can't say that I feel called upon
to go," Elmira remarked, as she let
the printed slip fall into her lap. "I
never felt very proud of the Josslyn
blood, anyway. Mother would stick
it into my name, but I must say the
folks I've seen bearing that name
weren't anything very remarkable.
And now there'll be a whole gang of
them a whole gang of Josslyns."
She sniffed scornfully. "No," I really
don't feel called upon to go to their
old reunion," she repeated decisively.
"I don't suppose you do," Amelia
agreed. "Of course there wouldn't be
nobody you ever knew or would want
to know. It ain't as if it was father's
Elmira reared her head proudly. "I
should suy not," une answered em
phatically. "Why, there are govern
ors, and senators, and lawyers, and
and everything, in grandfather's
"They might have some among all
Josslyns," Amelia suggested. "Per
haps just a senator or something in
some branch of the family.
Elmira shook her head decisively.
"Do you remember Great-Aunt Sa
rah?" she demanded. "And Uncle
Job and and the apple tree?" This
she spoke in a whisper.
"And did you ever see such a lot of
nobodies in all your life as you used
to see at the funerals and weddings?
You felt as if you'd got to apologize
to your neighbors for them. Ances
tors indeed! You needn't try to tell
me they ever had any ancestors at all
any of them."
She took up the paper and glanced
it through again.
"It is proposed to gather to
gether all the genealogical lore and
tradition from fact and finally to pub
lish a book in which shall be a com
plete history of the Josslyn family
from Adam to the present generation.
To do this it is necessary that all
branches of the family be represent
ed, and it is earnestly requested that
as far as possible all persons in whom
flows any drop of the Josslyn blood
gather at this reunion and contribute
their share to the fund of informa
tion." "I suppose I might go," she said
thoughtfully, after a few moments'
pause. "Of course I'm not called up
on to, but it wouldn't hurt me any,
and I might find it kind of interest
ing, just to look on."
bhe looked inquiringly at her sis
ter. "I would if I were you." Ame
lia replied promptly. "I'd go if I had
the chance. It's a dreadful thing to
be so lame." She sighed dismally.
"I suppose you'd like to hear about
it," Elinira remarked. "I might go
on your account, bo as to amuse you
talking about it afterwards. It
mightn't be so very bad, because I'm
not very much Josslyn, you know.
They always said 1 favored father's
side, anyhow. The Bumsteads were
all dark and grandfather used to say
he cli.ln't believe I'd a drop of Josslyn
blood in me at all. You got it all Am
elia. You ought to be the one to go,
but setting you can't, I s'pose I will.
You'll be glad to have me, won't you,
Amelia sat by the little side win
dow and peered anxiously out. The
train had come sometime ago. She
had heard its whistle and seen long
puffs of smoke over the marshes, and
she knew it ought to be time for her
sister to appear.
"1 never knew her to be so long
coming before," she murmured fret
fully to herself. "Maybe she's stopped
at Sarah's to get some eggs. I hope
she hasn't, because Sarah brought
some over just after Bhe went away."
There was a sudden peal at the
front door bell.
Amelia rose and hobbled to th
"My land!" she exclaimed as El
mira's face confronted her; then she
dropped her voice as she saw a strange
man by her sister's side.
"I forgot my latch key, you know,"
Elmira said, airily, "or I wouldn't
have troubled you, Amelia. This is
our cousin, Rradford Josslyn. lie's
come to see the Josslyn china, and's
got to be back on tiie next train, so
we'll have to hurry. You take, him in
to the dining room, while I go and
get it. We have to be very careful
of it, you see, because we think so
much of it," she explained to the
stranger, as she departed towards
the little attic.
Amelia led the way silently to the
dining room. The parlor was cold.
Llmira had evidently reasoned that
out, and then, too, the dining room
was the place to show china, of
course. Hut just what was the china?
Thus she reasoned as she passed
through the long hal! and ushered the
man into the old-fashioned dining
"You are very forluntite in having
so much beautiful old furniture,"
their guest remarked. "In so many
families it pets scattered, but you
seem to hnvc a mine nf It here, and
the china, if it is the china "
lie stopped. Elmira was fumbling
it the door knob. She entered proud
ly and walked across to the table,
'vhere she deposited her burden.
There was n pitcher, some cups and
A platter, with n dull red pattern run
ning over them.
"It is!" he cried exultantly.
"Of course!" Elmira assented care
lessly. "1 know it as. soon ns the pa
per told about it nnd wanted to find
the other pieces. There are more up
tnirs. but this Is nil I could bring at
There was some more conversation
and a search In the family Iliblc, and
the man departed.
Elmira saw hi in to the door, then
she slammed It hnrd -and fairly ran
buck to where her sister wns waiting,
and dropped Into the old rocker and
ht'frnn to rock violently to nnd fro.
"We nrc somebody," She announced
triumphantly. We are big some
bodies, Amelia. We enn be daught
ers of the Revolution, and Colonial
Dames and Descendant! of the Hay
flower, snd and " she waa faivtjr ees)
"I'd cool off a little if I war yum,"
her sister suggested. "Kind of slow?
up, can't you, Elmira, and tell
all about it. You know I couldn't
"Of course' not, you poor dear." El
mira leaned forward and kissed her
tenderly. "But you're a Josslyn just
the same, Amelia, and you've the
looks more'n anyone there. I always
said you had, you know."
"There was a lot there, and at firat
I felt kind o' queer. And you had to
tell all you knew about your ancestors
to a man, and he had a lot of papers,
and seemed to know everybody, and
he said I was very straight descended
that means you, of course, too, only1
you wern't there and he was talking
about me, and he introduced me to a.
woman, and said something that X
didn't hear, but it made her extra
nice to me, and she took me around
and introduced me to 'most everybody,
and they was as fine a looking set of
folks as I ever see, even if 1 do say it,
and they're relations.
"They've been having a dreadful
time straightening out some records
and trying to trace some pattern that
was on some china that came over in.
the Mayflower and was used in Eng
land before that. A lot of the sons
hud had whole sets made like it and it
had got all scattered round, and when
they came to describe it, it came
across me all of a sudden o' that box
of crockery up in the attic, that
grandfather gave us and we didn't
ever use 'cause 'twas so old and crack
ed. So I up and told 'em about it."
"Right out afore everybody!''"
"Of course! Wasn't I as much
Josslyn as any of 'em, even if my last
name isn't Josslyn? My middle name
is anyway, and a person's middle name
is just as much their own as their last.
"Well, they were dreadfully inter
ested, and I told 'em lots of things
they didn't seem to know, and I guess
they was glad I came.
"That man didn't seem to more'n
half believe we had the china, so I just
brought him out to see for himself. I
guess the Josulyns ain't impostors. Ho
could see for himself." She turned her
"And that man is worth $3,000,000,"
she confided to her sister, impressive
ly. "Three million dollars, and he's av.
big swell, and he hasn't but one piece
of the china with the Josslyn pattern
on it, and that came to him through
She glanced at the table exultantly.
"There's more up in the attic," she
said, as she clasped her hands,
Amelia moved laboriously across the
room, took up the cups and wiped
them carefully with a fine towel. Then,
she took the teapot off the stove.
"We might have a cup of tea in then
tonight," she suggested.
"1 suppose we could use them quite
often," Elmira said. It's only proper
that we should use the family china."
She sipped her tea slowly.
"I've ordered a new set of cards,"
she announced, with a furtive glance
at her sister, "and they're going to
read, Elmira Josslyn-Humstead."
There was silence for a moment.
"And I ordered some for you, wxv
Amelia," she added. "Because we are
both Josslyns, you know." Harriet
Caryl Cox, in Atlanta Constitution.
l p to Snuff.
A tall, thin man, with a bush of
whiskers sticking straight out front
his chin, bought a five-cent package
of smoking tobacco in a bustling ci
gar store yesterday, and after looking
about the place for some minutes,
"Boss, ain't yon got no snuff?"
"Barrels of it," replied the cigar
clerk. "How much worth do you
"Bow much worth?" repeated the;
stranger. "How much worth? Why, 1
only want a pinch. Up in my town we
are not so confounded close. Even old
Tompkins, -who charges a cent for
the loss of his Sunday paper, has free
snuff on his counter. You folks hers
in Y'ork are meaner'n gar broth.
"Well, suid the cigar clerk, "we can
not afford to put free snuff on our
counter. We have ten customers
minute to serve, and we keep open,
twenty-four hours a day. That means
that 14,400 men come in here every
day or 100,800 a week. I might say
456,400 a month or 5.156,000 a year. As
we've been in business here for ten
years we've served 52.560,000 persons,
each of whom if ensiled to a pinch
of snuff, say half an ounce, would
have consumed 26,280,000 ounces or
1,642,500 pounds, which at one dollar
a pound would be $1,642,500. That
isn't much, but we really couldn't af
ford to give it away for the reason
that we pay n dollar a minute here for
breathing, and you may not believe it,
but the rent of the space occupied by
that cuspidor near the door 'amounted
in fen years to $1,800 nnd "
"Here," interrupted the countryman,
"gimme one of those five-cent pack
ages of snuff. I'm always willin' ter
help n poor man."
And as he wandered out he was
heard to murmur:
"One million, seventeen hundred
thousand, nine hundred and forty
what dill he say? (iee whiz! I'd
rather live in the country." Ntw
"lie needs only a little urging," I
a common phrase among us when
ronu-borty reems reluctant to pnsh
liiir.Kc'f forward. A nion is not always
disposed to give another credit for
When Cnribaldi, the Italian patriot,
wns in London, his popularity was tin
bounded, nnd the crowd wished him
o exhibit himself continuously. One
ai tlcularly noisy admirer of the gen
erul lined to tell this storv:
"I wns In Ihe Strand 'at the time,
ml the crowd was so thick that f
L 'ouli'n't even see his carriage, much
rr mm. so i just luiMocd, 'Stand lip.
Inriluiwhli!' and Mowed If Jnribivrldi
:idn't stand rig: up in the carriage
nd let me see him!" ,
Tli Queen hM Bruin rtfufd ('
ircLn Mr. Maybrk'k.
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